7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Often, articles on ‘creative thinking’ come up with wishy-washy or obscure ways to think creatively. 99u recently posted an excellent article on different ways to think creatively. They are concrete, scientifically-backed and applicable to a number of creative tasks.

I don’t want to steal 99u’s thunder, so here’s a basic outline:

  1. Restrict yourself
  2. Re-conceptualise the problem
  3. Separate work from consumption
  4. Stay positive
  5. Use counterfactual thinking
  6. Daydream… after getting started
  7. Think about others

For a full rundown of each of the creative techniques, check out the article.